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Rotary, community hosted international students

Eric FisherSummit County Rotary Club

The Summit County Rotary Club welcomed 17 high school students from around the world this past weekend for three days of skiing and snowboarding at Copper Mountain.On Jan. 21, a busload of students being hosted by Rotary clubs in District 5450 arrived in Summit County. Among the countries represented were Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland.Rotarians thank the several area merchants for their support of the visit.Lift tickets for the three days were provided by Copper Mountain and Intrawest, and their food and beverage department provided a great chicken dinner Saturday night.Discounted rentals were provided by Christy Sports.On Friday, Domino’s provided pizzas for a party at the Mountainside Condos in Frisco. Wal-Mart and City Market provided gift certificates for beverages and Safeway provided cakes and pastries. St. Anthony Hospitals donated items for the goodie bags given to each student as did the town of Frisco.Ski medallions were provided by the following organizations so that our volunteers could ski and ride at Copper Mountain, as many of the students were new to snow sports: Wells Fargo Bank, The Summit Foundation; Ebert Appraisal, Mike Krueger Real Estate, Summit Daily and Mark and Marilyn Hogan.Frisco Liquors provided beer and wine for the volunteers and several local families hosted the kids for the weekend.This annual event has become a highlight for the many international students who visit Colorado through the exchange sponsored by Rotary International and various Rotary Clubs in Colorado.Anyone interested in hosting future students, or if you have a high school student who would like to study abroad, contact Eric Fisher, the Youth Exchange Officer for the Summit County Rotary Club at eric@ericfisher.org or visit http://www.rye5450.org.


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